16th November 2017
By Oliver Laughland, Guardian A senior Fifa official took at least $1m in bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, a witness testified in court on Tuesday, as part of a broad investigation into corruption at Fifa. Julio Grondona, a senior vice-president at Fifa and head… Read More
15th November 2017
By Oliver Laughland, Guardian Some of the world’s largest broadcasters, including Fox Sports, were involved in bribe payments to Fifa officials in order to secure the broadcast rights to major South American football tournaments, a key witness in the investigation into corruption at football’s governing body has told a federal… Read More
14th September 2017
The credit report provider Equifax has been accused of a fresh data security breach, this time affecting its Argentine operations. Cyber-crime blogger Brian Krebs said that an online employee tool used in the country could be accessed by typing “admin” as both a login and password. Read More
4th August 2017
Argentina’s supreme court has ended an investigation into President Mauricio Macri’s role in two offshore companies named in the massive leak of law firm documents known as the Panama Papers. The court understood that the case should be investigated as a tax evasion matter, not as money laundering. Read More
2nd August 2017
The top prosecutors of Brazil and Argentina are accusing their governments of interfering in the creation of a joint anti-corruption task force to investigate bribes by the Odebrecht engineering group so that politicians, many of whom are under investigation, can themselves control the exchange of evidence. Brazil’s Prosecutor General Rodrigo… Read More
7th June 2017
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Tuesday formally accused two of its ex-presidents of embezzlement, money laundering, forgery and other criminal charges lodged with Paraguayan prosecutors. It said in a statement that it was pressing the charges against Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo. Both have already been indicted in the… Read More
12th May 2017
Barrick Gold Corp failed to complete improvements to the Veladero mine in Argentina that could have prevented the third spill of cyanide solution in 18 months, leading to eventual sanctions for the world’s biggest gold miner, a judge told Reuters. Barrick appears to have missed deadlines on three orders from… Read More
5th April 2017
Argentina ex-president Cristina Kirchner has been criminally charged for the fourth time and her passport has been confiscated. The latest charges stem from alleged money laundering in real estate ventures.  … Read More
24th March 2017
Argentina’s former president has been ordered to stand trial, in the first of several cases against the divisive ex-leader. Read More
9th March 2017
Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has fended off corruption allegations in court claiming she was the victim of “judicial persecution” and a media “witch hunt”. Read More